I really don’t understand why people value extra pointless work. Here’s an example:
I don’t much like cooking, so when I do cook I tend to use pre-chopped veg, rather than spending ages chopping carrots, onions etc. It’s very much easier than chopping veg myself, and gives me a good chance of cooking reasonably often.
When I say this to people, they often look incredulous, and look at me as if I’m doing something terribly wrong or cheating somehow by buying pre-prepared veg. It’s very bizarre. Often people tell me I’m spending too much money on pre-prepared veg. I’m not. It’s pretty cheap these days; also, if I’m just cooking for myself, the portions work out better. Sometimes it’s probably a bit more expensive, but I’m willing to pay extra to avoid doing something I hate. I’m also paying for extra free time, since pre-prepared veg saves me about 15 mins per meal. It not very different to people who pay extra to take the bus/drive to work because they don’t like walking.
Money isn’t the real reason people seem to object though. They often seem to think I’m being lazy or somehow cheating by spending loads of extra time chopping vegetables. It’s very very odd.